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LeBron James out indefinitely - enters health and safety protocol

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LeBron James has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols and will be out in their game against Sacramento. It remains to be seen how long he will sit out, but it’s terrible news for the Lakers.

LeBron enters health and safety protocols

It’s unclear if James contracted COVID or if he has been exposed to people who tested positive. If he tests positive, LeBron will miss out at least ten days, which means no LeBron in games against the Kings, Clippers, Boston Celtics, and Memphis Grizzlies. 

It’s bad news for the Lakers. The team is 4-7 without James this season. At 11-11, good for the 7th spot in the West Conference standings, there is a possibility that with The Kings’s absence, the team could slide out of the playoff picture. 

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Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis will be again trusted to lead the roster. They have missed James this season, and the coaching staff will need to adjust once again.

The NBA released a statement about booster shots 

With the threat of a new COVID variant looming on the horizon, the NBA released a study of antibody results of 2,300 players and staff in the preseason and recommended booster shots for those with a low antibody count.

James has been vaccinated but his hesitancy to be the leading voice of the campaign irked some players and public figures. The issue of getting jabs has kept Kyrie Irving out of the floor this season, and he continues to sit out because he refuses to get vaccinated. 

Here’s to hoping LeBron James recovers quickly in this new ordeal. 

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